Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $700
Estimate $1,000 - $1,200
Sold for $1,830
Including buyer's premium

Responsa on issues of Even HaEzer by Rabbi Yosef Karo, author of the Shulchan Aruch.

Specifications: [1], 66 leaves. 31 cm.

Unique features: Title page bears the signature of Rabbi Amram Greenwald and the stamp of his son, Rabbi Moshe Greenwald, author of the Arugat HaBosem.

Background: Rabbi Amram Greenwald was a prominent disciple of the Ktav Sofer, who esteemed him and chose him as his shamash. In his responsa, the Ktav Sofer refers to him as "Talmidi Ki'vni". He was known as an exalted holy person. He learned with the Maharam Asch after his engagement. He stayed in Csorna his entire life, as he refused to enter the rabbinate. He passed away on the 28th of Nissan, 1870.
His son was one of the leading Torah disseminators in Hungary, Rabbi Moshe Greenwald, the Arugat HaBosem. He was also a leading disciple of the Ktav Sofer. He inherited this book from this father. The top of the title page is adorned with his stamp as Av Beit Din of Chust and the Galilee. Refer to Toldot Arugat HaBosem (Brooklyn, 1979) for a lengthy discussion of himself and his father.

Condition: Moderate-fine. Aging stains. Tear in the bottom blank margin of the title page. Light tear with blemish to text on a few leaves.

Category
Pedigreed Copies of Admors